Sunday, May 29, 2011

The last leg

Tomorrow kicks off the last leg of our five month construction project. We have a small front porch that we're rebuilding and we're going to put up an entry arbor. Jilda's always wanted our guests to walk through a jasmine tunnel when they come to call. 
I have the lumber and the carpenter will be here in the morning before the roosters stretch their legs.
After the porch is replaced, we'll paint the house and remove all the scaffolding. That will be the end of construction/remodeling on the house, though we still have stuff to do at the barn and the creative space.
The last several months have been harder on Jilda than on me. The last week, it seems all the chaos began to haunt me too.
So I started focusing on one thing at a time. I got the yard in order, I hauled off a ton of junk, and yesterday, I painted the screen porch with the paint we plan to use on the exterior of the house. It's the color of weathered cyprus. 
Now we can drink our coffee each morning on the veranda like we've done for years. 
It's coming together, but in retrospect, it would have been much smarter to do one project at a time instead of tackling them all at once.
Oh well, every day's a school day. 
Happy Memorial Day Eve.


  1. It's been really interesting reading about your building efforts and adventures. Thanks!

  2. Well I for one can't wait to see the arbor of jasmine to welcome your visitors!! That's going to be so lovely - a feast for all the senses!!

    As with all things in life, we live and learn! Yay! Take care

  3. how nice it will be to have it all finished.

  4. Anonymous9:26 AM

    It sounds like you have made some major changes! I would love a picture of the entry arbor when it is finished :D

  5. You are very creative. I wish you luck with completion of your project.


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